Three Seattle Seahawks to watch as they take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 16

Which Seahawks need to shine in Tennessee on Sunday?
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Drew Lock led the Seattle Seahawks on an incredible touchdown drive in the closing minutes of a thriller against the Eagles. Connecting with JSN on an amazing pass and catch for the go-ahead score. Julian Love sealed a Seahawks victory, with his second interception of the game, an impressive grab by the sideline to win the game.

Now Seattle will face an upset-minded Tennessee Titans team, which was just eliminated from playoff contention. The Seahawks' defensive focus will be to stop Derrick Henry and put pressure on the Titans QB whether that is Will Levis or Ryan Tannehill.

While the Seahawks offense needs to continue the momentum from a strong second half against the Eagles, Geno Smith expects to make his return after missing two games with a groin injury. Here are three Seahawks to watch against the Titans on Sunday:

Player No. 1 - LB Bobby Wagner

Bobby Wagner has been effective all season in helping the Seahawks' defense improve against the run. He has been a big leader both on and off the field this year and he will lead the Seahawks defense against Tennessee on Sunday.

Wagner will be tasked with stopping the Titans leading rusher Derrick Henry who has the sixth most rushing yards in the NFL (though the Titans have struggled to get him going the past two weeks). Keeping Henry under wraps is going to be a key to winning on Sunday and Wagner will play an important role in stopping him.

Player No. 2 - CB Michael Jackson

While Julian Love made most of the headlines after Monday's game, and rightfully so, Michael Jackson also had an impressive game against the Eagles in Seattle's Monday night win. Jackson reportedly beat out Riq Woolen in practice during a competition Pete Carroll had between the two DBs in practice.

Jackson's play on Monday was critical in pass coverage, as he allowed just two receptions on six targets, for only six yards, forced two incomplete passes, and had a 42.4 passer rating against him, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). It will be interesting to see if Jackson can follow up on that performance on Sunday.

Player No. 3 - QB Geno Smith

Drew Lock deserves a ton of credit for leading the Seahawks to victory on Monday. After taking the Seahawks on a 92-yard touchdown drive late in Monday's game to give them the go-ahead score. Pete Carroll still made it clear in the post-game press conference that he expects Geno Smith to play on Sunday against the Titans.

While there will be some debate among fans about who the Seahawks QB should be, Geno Smith and Drew Lock have a good working relationship with one another. Supporting whoever is the starting quarterback to prepare for the next opponent. Both are willing to do what is necessary to help the team win. When Geno makes his Seahawks return this Sunday, hopefully, he can help the offense continue the strong effort they showed in the second half of last week's game.

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